MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Heavy rain is falling as a slow-moving cold front slogs its way northeastward across Tennessee, and it has caused a small road bridge to fail in Fayette County.
Forecaster Scott McNeil at the Memphis office of the National Weather Service said the system has dropped around 4 inches to 5 inches of rain in counties along the Mississippi River. Most of West Tennessee is under either a flood warning or a flood watch.
The rain finally pushed into Middle Tennessee on Monday. The northwestern corner of the region around Land Between the Lakes and Clarksville has been accumulating rainfall as well.
The temperature is dropping behind the front, but McNeil sees little chance of ice or snow.
Ann Williams, budget director for Fayette County, said rushing water from a small creek caused a bridge on a road leading into a subdivision to fail Monday. No injuries were reported, though residents were unable to get in or out of the subdivision in the community of Hickory Withe as of early Monday afternoon.
Rain has been steadily falling in West Tennessee since Saturday.